Over the past couple of months, The Mortal Instruments / The Infernal Devices fans have been treated to the sight of the amazing art work of Cassandra Jean, including her Shadwhunter-inspired Tarot Cards.
Cassandra as revealed that, thanks to a colaboration with Cassandra Jean, every day for the next 84 days she will be sharing the complete deck, which Jean has now completed, in order.
“Cassandra Jean has finished the complete Shadowhunter Tarot, so for the next … eighty-four? days I’ll be posting a card a day in order, from the first card to the last. Some will be under spoiler cuts; some you’ll have seen before — I’ll explain why each character has the card they have.”
Tarot Card #3 : Cristina Mendoza Rosales
“This card corresponds to the High Priestess card. It’s a traditionally religious card. Cristina Mendoza Rosales is a Mexican Shadowhunter; she’s one of the main characters of the Dark Artifices. When I talked to readers in Mexico they asked for a Mexican Shadowhunter girl. I get asked for characters from specific geographical places a lot, but when I thought about setting a book in LA, where there’s such a huge Hispanic presence, it felt wrong not to include Cristina.
I’ve been asking lots of questions of my Mexican readers since starting to write about Cristina about what they’d like to see in a Mexican Shadowhunter girl, and a lot of the response I got was “strong in her faith.” So Cristina takes the High Priestess card here to show she is strong in her Shadowhunter faith. Cristina’s wise; she’s a little shy; she’s funny; she loves her family but she doesn’t always want to do what they say. She believes in angels. 🙂 I hope you’ll like her.”
By Pamela Pena (Site Founder)